Tag: Music

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Taylor Swift’s First Mention in The Times Humbly Hinted at What Was to Come

Photo Taylor Swift in concert. Credit John Salangsang/Invision, via Associated Press Friday was launch day for “Reputation,” the...

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Natalie Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started

The big mystery in the origin story is why Ms. Streisand passed on what, in hindsight, seems like...

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Pussy Riot Takes Aim at Trump and Putin in New Song

“Big smile for the camera,” begins a barbed new song from the dissident Russian band Pussy Riot about...

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On Tour With an Islamic Pop Star Who Makes Fans Swoon

Mr. Zain was born in Lebanon, but, when he was 8 years old, his parents sold their car...

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WITH…JARON LANIER: Soothsayer in the Hills Sees Silicon Valley’s Sinister Side

A New York Times story on virtual reality pornography raised the specter of revenge porn and stalking porn,...

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Hear 8 Pieces of Music That Smartened Up ‘Latin History for Morons’

‘En Los Años 1600,’ Joe Arroyo En Los Años 1600 (Joe Arroyo) Video by Alexandra Gutierrez “That’s so...

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At the Met Opera, a Note So High, It’s Never Been Sung Before

As he planned the new opera, he approached Ms. Luna, who had already ventured to a high G...

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CDs, Not Streaming, Send Kenny Chesney to No. 1

Photo Kenny Chesney performing in Las Vegas in April. His new concert album, “Live in No Shoes Nation,”...

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Hear a Newly Found Kurt Weill Song That Surprised Experts

Mr. Juchem said he didn’t believe the archivist at first, but when he saw the handwriting, “My jaw...

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How We Used VR to Explore What Music Feels Like to a Deaf Person

James does not have a cochlear implant; he uses hearing aids. Like Rachel, he reads lips. Communicating on...